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Searching for Better Approaches: Effective Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in STEM

The main goal of this project was to deliver a document with a menu of innovative options for evaluation of teaching and learning beyond traditional student evaluations.

After surveying the Cottrell Scholar and the Cottrell College Science Award communities about innovative teaching strategies, principal investigators and collaborators convened a workshop at the headquarters of the American Association of Universities in Washington, D.C., January 2014. Workshop discussions and presentations are summarized in a publication co-sponsored by RCSA and AAU, “Searching for Better Approaches: Effective Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in STEM.”

Cottrell Scholar collaborators: Stephen Bradforth (Chemistry, University of Southern California), Will Dichtel (Chemistry, Cornell University) and Adam Leibovich (Physics, University of Pittsburgh). Other participants: Toby Smith (Association of American Universities (AAU)), Emily Miller (AAU), Jim Martin (Chemistry, North Carolina State University) and Andrew Feig (Chemistry, Wayne State University)

Reference Information

  • Author(s)

    Stephen Bradforth, Will Dichtel, and Adam Leibovich

  • Institution

    Research Corporation for Science Advancemen

  • Title

    Searching for Better Approaches: Effective Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in STEM

  • Year

    2015